HAIL, CAESAR! Trailer: The Coens Are Back With Movie Studio Shenanigans
"We have your movie star. Gather $100,000 and await instructions. Who are we? The Future."
While the Coen Brothers actually have a film dropping in the cinema this month, as they have writing credit on Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, it is safe to say that there will be no dancing sailors, or George Clooney looking pompous and dopey.
The trailer looks like a return to the meat and potatoes Coen Joint, where there is an ensemble cast, a kidnapping, and a metric tonne of shenanigans. We're firmly in Raising Arizona or The Big Lebowski territory here. But with the added period elements of a 1950s movie studio, which offers two films within the film, the eponymous "Hail, Caesar!" (look for Clancy Brown as Clooney's co-star) as well as a sailor-musical, "Merrily We Dance" that appears to star Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson.
The Coens have Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin and Jonah Hill worked into the mix along with a host of great character actors, the aforementioned Clancy Brown, along with Fisher Stevens, John Carpenter regular Peter Jason, Robert Picardo, as well as the Highlander himself, Christopher Lambert and perhaps even more surprising, Dolph Lundgren.
Do we even care what this is about? Nope. Can't wait. February 2016.